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Caroline Bird
Poet & playwright. 6th poetry collection 'The Air Year' out now from Carcanet: . Winner of The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2020
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Caroline Bird 21h
‘Maybe the whole book was a typo?’ - Russell Edson
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Caroline Bird 21h
‘My father lives with his head inside a blood orange’ - a very painful and powerfully empathetic poem by Caleb Femi, from ‘Poor’
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CommaJane Nov 30
Tomorrow night! Join us for what will be a thoughtful and lively exploration of the role kindness, giving yourself permission and generosity can play in your writing life.
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Caroline Bird Nov 30
Replying to @Evalyn7
Wow, that’s incredible...in the same week?
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Caroline Bird Nov 30
‘I had a bad dream...’ -One of Elizabeth Bishop’s uncollected poem fragments
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Caroline Bird Nov 30
Thank you Leeanne :)
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Caroline Bird Nov 30
Replying to @Vanessa_Kisuule
It’s insane the power - the physical power - a poem can have on the body, emotionally...like it’s not even a metaphorical punch in the gut...
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Caroline Bird Nov 30
Replying to @PeterLeyland12
Yes, it can :)
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Caroline Bird Nov 29
Replying to @theeabsentee
So do I! This was published in the Paris Review and I’ve been trying to find more of her work ever since...
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Caroline Bird Nov 29
Replying to @PeterLeyland12
I understand that reaction Peter but I also think poetry needs to be unembarassable, it has to stay on the thin ice, inside the discomfort; and sometimes the findings will be beautiful and sometimes they will be brutal, sometimes both
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Caroline Bird Nov 29
I might have shared this poem before but I’ve just been stunned into silence by it all over again... by Liza Watkins (prepare yourself)
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Leeanne Quinn Nov 29
“...you can drown/ even in the clearest light.” Last night I finished reading ephebos by . A beautiful & moving pamphlet, full of heart & distilled feeling. ✨💫✨
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Caroline Bird Nov 29
‘the world, it is written here, in the next line, is only its own membrane-‘ -Vijay Seshadri
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Caroline Bird Nov 28
Replying to @livtuckwrites
Of course :)
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Olivia Tuck Nov 28
Please, please, please retweet and spread the word, everyone. The incredible Fiona Benson is our judge and we want to see work from as many young poets as possible
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Ilya Kaminsky Nov 28
I am not the “I” in my poems. “I” is the net I try to pull me in with. —Toi Derricotte
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Caroline Bird Nov 28
Replying to @Outspoken_Press
Well my son ate three...but to be fair he tried to eat a coaster yesterday
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Caroline Bird Nov 28
Replying to @Outspoken_Press
Haha although I’ve literally just filled the air in my kitchen with smoke by burning pancakes so I may have dropped some points
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Rishi Dastidar Nov 28
My latest for , my round up of what has been a great year for poetry books; tonics while we haven't been able to gather at readings &c:
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Caroline Bird Nov 28
Seconded! And thank you so much Rishi, it’s very moving to be in good company even in lockdown
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